The son of the president of Brazil Eduardo told Fox News that his father Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. Eduardo said they are doing further testing to confirm the diagnosis, adding that they expect the second set of testing results later Friday. The positive diagnosis comes just days after the right-wing Bolsonaro met with President Trump in Mar-a-Lago.
In the wake of the news out of Brazil, a number of White House officials were called into an urgent meeting in the chief of staff’s office, Fox News is told. Bolsonaro had been tested after one of his deputies, who was also in attendance at the Florida resort, was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Fabio Wajngarten, the communications secretary for the 64-year-old Brazilian leader who had traveled to Miami for the meeting as well, showed flu symptoms and tested positive for the virus early Wednesday. It also comes after Peter Dutton, Australia’s minister for home affairs, tested positive after traveling back from Washington D.C., where he met Attorney General William Barr and Ivanka Trump.